February Fast Forward

Even if my news of music is at times quiet it is with great pleasure for me when someone finds a picture on my blog that means something to them and one such picture, a few months ago may feature somebody’s great aunt and uncle. So it carries on it’s journey this time for Portobello Road to California.

February seeps with sadness; I wish to thank David Baron  once again because without him I wouldn’t be writing this and there would be no music. Without the support of his family too I would be nowhere.  Mark Beech who writes for Bloomberg amongst other publications gave ‘Good Fortune, Bad Weather’ one of his top albums of the year along with Lana Del Rey.  Click here for the article which came out in December 2012.  It really was a highlight of last year to receive such an accolade and be compared to so many established artists especially as I did struggle to get it out there and largely failed!!

I focus on some postcards now; Norway place of my ancestry.

Norway Flydalsjuvet abyss, Geiranger Foto by Normann T-13-1

Norway Flydalsjuvet abyss, Geiranger Foto by Normann T-13-1

Elveseter Turisthotell Norge Foto by Arold Lund Oslo

Elveseter Turisthotell Norge Foto by Arold Lund Oslo

Elveseter Turisthotell Norge postcard

Elveseter Turisthotell Norge postcard

The light is returning.  It is Valentines Day.

I Love But Thee! Printed in Great Britian (unmarked postcard)

I Love But Thee! Printed in Great Britain (unmarked postcard)

I have been away and I’m so lucky.  I have been away a lot.  I have been flying from the attic.

Cancun-Mexico Distribucions Y Souvenirs S A CV Tel 9988921917

Cancun-Mexico Distribucions Y Souvenirs S A CV Tel 9988921917

I have never had the pleasure of a boyfriend giving me a piggyback.
Unknown Mexican Film Stars bought in Mexico Jan 2013

Unknown Mexican Film Stars bought in Mexico Jan 2013

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in 'Play It Again, Sam' (1977) from Screen Lovers by Anne Billson Photographs from the Kobal Collection published 1988 by Conran Octopus Limited

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in ‘Play It Again, Sam’ (1977) from Screen Lovers by Anne Billson Photographs from the Kobal Collection published 1988 by Conran Octopus Limited

That above is my kind of love!

Put a light in the window…

'Put A Light In The Window' - The Four Lads Lyric by Rhoda Roberts Music by Keny Jacobson Dominion Music Co Kassner Associated Publishers Ltd, Denmark St, London copyright 1957 Planetary Music and Dominion Music

‘Put A Light In The Window’ – The Four Lads Lyric by Rhoda Roberts Music by Keny Jacobson Dominion Music Co Kassner Associated Publishers Ltd, Denmark St, London copyright 1957 Planetary Music and Dominion Music

'Come On Over To My Place' Words and Music by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil Recorded by The Drifters Atlantic Records copyright 1965 Screen Gems Columbia Music Sheet Music

‘Come On Over To My Place’ Words and Music by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil Recorded by The Drifters Atlantic Records copyright 1965 Screen Gems Columbia Music Sheet Music

Then come over to my place…

And…

'The Birds and The Bees' Words by Mack David Music by Harry Warren Sheet Music published by Maddox Music Company Ltd Copyright Gomaico Music Corporation

‘The Birds and The Bees’ Words by Mack David Music by Harry Warren Sheet Music published by Maddox Music Company Ltd Copyright Gomaico Music Corporation

Anyway, I then searched through some old singles and found some studs:

'Just Another Night' Mick Jagger manufactured by Columbia Records 1985

‘Just Another Night’ Mick Jagger manufactured by Columbia Records 1985

'Okay Okay' by Pino d'angio -una notte da impazzire - 1981 Flarenasch

‘Okay Okay’ by Pino d’angio -una notte da impazzire – 1981 Flarenasch

Antonio EP Columbia Records - Spanish Music Antonio...the combination needs no description.  The is complimentary to the other ....virile impetus, the indomitable fierceness ...irresistible sorcery, arise

Antonio EP Columbia Records – Spanish Music Antonio…the combination needs no description. The is complimentary to the other ….virile impetus, the indomitable fierceness …irresistible sorcery, arise

And some recipes for the evening:

'Grace and Flavour a La Mode' by Michael Smith Cover photograph by James Mortimer published by British Broadcast Corporation 1980 printed by Belmont Press Northampton

‘Grace and Flavour a La Mode’ by Michael Smith Cover photograph by James Mortimer published by British Broadcast Corporation 1980 printed by Belmont Press Northampton

Anyhoo…back to music!  I saw the wonderful Simi Stone playing with Simone Felice and Conor Oberst at the Barbican last Monday.  It was great to hang out with her and the band afterwards. She is recording a solo album with David Baron which I am very excited about:

Simone Felice band Supporting Conor Oberst Barbican 4th February 2013

Simone Felice band Supporting Conor Oberst Barbican 4th February 2013

I missed Viv Albertine by about two hours which was a shame (she was finished by 7.30pm!!) because I particularly like her song ‘Couples Are Creepy’!  Anyway, it was fantastic apparently.

I went to see Rupert Everett in ‘The Judas Kiss’ the play about Oscar Wilde.    It was all about unrequited love.  Such a bummer unrequited love. It was great to see a play as I hadn’t been for so long!

Unknown postcard

Unknown postcard

Foto Lupex Unknown girl

Foto Lupex Unknown girl

So I’m playing Norwich Fashion Week: Latitude and Knightshift Dance Company presents in March which I’m very excited about hopefully with Louise Dodds who has just finished her own album which I’m looking forward to hearing.  I have no other performances scheduled at the moment.  The main reason being the struggle I have with transportation and the need to concentrate on the day job.  I wish I could shrink my keyboard and fold my guitar into pieces.  I wish I was light but I am very very heavy man!

I am finishing the track ‘Hold It’ on Friday back in the studio and I’m writing over some tracks with Anthony Phillips and have an idea to record very simply in the next few months.  I’ve found a place that might just be the ticket.  It would be almost like recording at home.  I have no long term plan.  I just want to write more.

I’m looking forward to hearing David Bowie’s new album!   Zac Alford  who played on quite a few of the tracks on my new album kept it very quiet. He really is a phenomenal drummer and long time player with Bowie. I still can’t thank enough all the musicians who helped me with ‘Good Fortune, Bad Weather’.

David Bowie The Rock & Pop Collection Figurine Panini printed in Italy

David Bowie The Rock & Pop Collection Figurine Panini printed in Italy

Here’s a mysterious postcard from Italy.  It’s so extraordinary the stories that lie behind the pictures.

Constatine's Trumphal Arch and Coleseum Italy World War II

Constatine’s Trumphal Arch and Coleseum Italy World War II

Self Portrait Mexico

Self Portrait Mexico January 2013

Happy Valentine

xXx

About lettiemusic

Part time artist based in London
This entry was posted in Ephemera, Music, Postcards, Singer Songwriter London and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s